The College publishes edited summaries of the decisions of the Discipline Committee in its quarterly membership magazine Dispatch and provides the same versions online. It is required by law to do so under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.
The College also believes publishing these decisions assists dentists in understanding what does and does not constitute professional misconduct, incompetence and the consequences. These decisions also provide important direction to dentists about practice standards and professional behaviour if they should find themselves in similar situations.
Pursuant to the legislation, the name of the member who is the subject of the hearing must be published if there has been a finding of professional misconduct. Where the date(s) of suspensions already served or to be served are known at the time of publication, they are noted.
All allegations of professional misconduct are referable to numbered paragraphs in section 2 of Ontario Regulation 853/93 made under the Dentistry Act, 1991. In the summaries, the relevant paragraph number follows each allegation.
Below are summaries of findings of professional misconduct or incompetence made after June 4, 2003, which were published in Dispatch, the College’s magazine for all members. For copies of the full text versions of the following decisions, please contact the College directly. Details regarding findings made prior to June 4, 2003 may be obtained by contacting the College directly.